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If necessary, we'll include links on this page to other pages that describe one of our products in more detail. We might use a format similar to this one for our catalog page:

Zonealert Pro well worth a try a big improvement over the free one and that was really good.



ZoneAlarmpro delivers powerful new features and comprehensive Internet security for all users of always-on Internet-connected PCs, whether in a small business office or home setting, and whether using an individual or networked PC.
ZoneAlarm Pro is compatible with Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000

They do another with not quite the same features but it is still good for free. Click on the image!


Internet Connection Misuse & Abuse

For many years, the big problem has been software viruses written by malicious teenage hackers finding their way into our personal computers to set up shop with their own agendas. But today we face a new and even more insidious threat:

Internet companies, whose apparent "business
model" is the exploitation of consumer trust and
ignorance, are sneaking their spyware systems
into our machines for their own purposes.

What is Spyware?

Spyware is ANY SOFTWARE which employs a user's Internet connection in the background (the so-called "backchannel") without their knowledge or explicit permission.

Silent background use of an Internet "backchannel" connection MUST BE PRECEDED by a complete and truthful disclosure of proposed backchannel usage, followed by the receipt of explicit, informed, consent for such use.

ANY SOFTWARE communicating across the Internet absent these elements is guilty of information theft and is properly and rightfully termed: Spyware.

The news media has carried many stories about Real Networks who were caught 'red handed' secretly profiling their users' listening habits, Aureate/Radiate and Conducent Technologies whose advertising, monitoring, and profiling software sneaks into our machines without our knowledge or permission, Comet Cursor which secretly tracks our web browsing, GoHip who hijacks our web browser and alters our eMail signatures . . . and many other hopeful and exploitive newcomers on the horizon.

When confronted with their actions, such companies invariably say "read the fine print, what we're doing is spelled out there and the user agreed." That's odd, if the users understood and agreed, I wonder why those users are so surprised and upset when someone tells them ?? plain language ??actly what's going on?

Anonymous Surveillance for Profit

Online profiling & tracking "privacy statements", and backchannel "spyware" license agreements, invariably adopt identical cop-out terminology. They state that "no personally identifiable information" is being collected. It has been shown that in many instances this is an outright lie in itself, but even when, or if, it is true, I submit that these "identity stealing profilers" are nonetheless profiting from valuable information that has been stolen from us without our informed consent.

I urge you to take a moment to consider the
contents of this page before you proceed:

Ethics link

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Cacheman is a utility which tweaks the disk
cache settings and prevents frequent swapping
of the data to disk resulting in an improved
performance and stability.

What's the problem with the Windows Disk Cache ?

VCACHE is drive cache Windows allocates that can often
gobble up 25-40% of your installed memory. By default
Windows places NO LIMIT on how large it can be.

After accessing large files, like video clips, VCACHE expands
to an often huge size and then is very stingy about giving
that memory back to the system.
This is NOT the Windows swapfile and is NOT controllable
from System/Performance/Filesystem/Troubleshooting.

On machines with <128 megs VCACHE can (and often does)
cause low memory crashes when using memory intensive
software like Photoshop, Media Studio Pro, Premiere etc.
This is especially the case when you've been accessing
large files or previewing your project.

On machines with <64 megs it can make life intolerable.
It can also cause playback problems in low memory situations.

(be careful, some changes may make you computer un-bootable!) just click on "get it here"

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Hz Tool is a freeware tool for Windows 95/98 that lets you set the refreshrate for all
resolutions, including the ones that Windows normally don't let you use. You can also
change resolution and bit-depth.

And its free

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Reg Cleaner

Now I tried this and boy is it good if you are like me allways trying something downloading a trial here and shareware there and uninstalling when I get bored or find something better. Well most of the time it has not compleatly gone (tried to reload that 30 day trial and it says you can't) it has left a little message on your registry. Use this and it will tell you what programs you still have and those that you dont, clean away.


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